Nicola Cruz aka Tambourine Man was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. From an early age he incurred into music by playing the drums and percussion for local bands. This leads him into the science of acoustics were he begins to experiment composition, electro acoustic music and recording. Since then, music has become more than a dedication but a real career. This interest in music brought him to study in Mexico where he graduated as a Music Producer/Engineer, developing this way, a serious live act which has taken him throughout Ecuador and Mexico, playing in venues next to big representations of electronic music such as Spektre, Marco Carola, DjOsho, to name a few. Through time and experiment, Tambourine Man has learned the art of sound design implementing many styles of synthesis in his music, combined with high fidelity recording, which provides real organicity to his tracks; this defines his sound.